Posts Tagged COVID-19 vaccine

DOF OKs inclusion of COVID-19 vaccine imports in express lane for tax processing

Robie de Guzman   •   February 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – All importations of COVID-19 vaccines will now be included in the “Mabuhay” or express lane of the Department of Finance to allow quick processing of the tax...

COVID-19 inoculation mandatory but soldiers can choose brand – AFP spox

Robie de Guzman   •   February 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The vaccination of military personnel against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will be mandatory although the soldiers can choose which brand to receive, the Armed Forces of...

Office of the President eyeing Sinopharm vaccine for PRRD under compassionate use

Marje Pelayo   •   February 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the President is studying the possibility of also administering Sinopharm vaccine to President Rodrigo Duterte by way of compassionate use license. Malacañang is referring...

UK declines PH offer to deploy more Filipino nurses in exchange for vaccines

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The United Kingdom (UK) government has declined the offer of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to deploy more nurses to the UK in exchange for vaccines. UK...

Up to NBI to include Mon Tulfo in probe on use of unauthorized COVID-19 vaccine, DOJ says

Robie de Guzman   •   February 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra said he will leave it to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to decide on whether to include special envoy...

Duterte ‘puzzled’ over FDA advice on Sinovac use for health workers – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   February 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte was perplexed by the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not to use the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine on health workers who are...

Metro Manila LGUs shell out 20% down payment for COVID-19 vaccines

Marje Pelayo   •   February 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Several local government units (LGUs), particularly in Metro Manila, have already paid 20% advance payment for the purchase of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines. Among them were the...

Duterte: No vaccine roll-out, no MGCQ

Maris Federez   •   February 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang announced on Monday night that the entire country will not be placed under the more relaxed modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until COVID-19 vaccines have been...

AFP confirms PSG personnel vaccinated vs COVID-19 experienced no side effects

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has confirmed that members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) who received COVID-19 vaccine shots have not experienced adverse side effects. AFP...

Senate aims to pass COVID-19 Vaccination Act on Feb. 22

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —The Senate is now targeting to pass the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Vaccination Act on Monday (February 22) after President Rodrigo Duterte certified the bill as urgent. Senate Majority...

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